B-200 (UC-12B) - LARC 06/12/13

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Flight Number: 
DAWN 2013 ICF#1
Payload Configuration: 
NASA Langley's Doppler Aerosol Wind Lidar System (DAWN)
Nav Data Collected: 
Total Flight Time: 
3.1 hours
Flight Segments: 
Start:06/12/13 13:55 Z Finish:06/12/13 17:01 Z
Flight Time:3.1 hours
Log Number:13B012PI:Michael Kavaya
Funding Source:Bruce Fisher - NASA - SMD - ESD LARC Chief Engineer, Research Services Directorate
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:Instrument Check Flight with multiple passes over Charlotte, NC airport. Cruised at FL260 enroute to CLT, but dropped down to FL240 for cirrus clouds encroaching at that altitude. FL240 was clear below with FEW clouds in the mid-teens (estimated). Two 30-60-30 S-turns were required enroute to keep the DAWN INU tight. The user-defined waypoint for the radar site was loaded as “CCLT” and can be reused easily. The waypoint is: N35 12.74 W080 55.96 as loaded in the G-430. The passes were as follows, times are round minutes to help find the data points if needed: 1) FL240, HDG252, CRS247, time 1511Z 2) FL240, HDG028, CRS037, time 1516Z 3) FL240, HDG172, CRS174, time 1520Z 4) FL240, HDG324, CRS325, time 1525Z 5) FL240, HDG096, CRS106, time 1530Z 6) FL220, HDG260, CRS256, time 1536Z 7) FL220, HDG~028, CRS??, time 1541Z After point 4 above, the system lost power and ran solely on UPS with some blank screens on the research system. No load shed observed, MSN PWR CB was in and the cockpit RSCH PWR light/switch showed normal. Larry went to the back to check circuit breakers. Post flight analysis did show a breaker had popped, but it wasn’t found in flight. We RTB’d about 15 min early since the system wasn’t coming back up.
Flight Hour Summary: 
Flight Hours Approved in SOFRS25
Total Used23.9
Total Remaining1.1
13B012 Flight Reports
Date Flt # Purpose of Flight Duration Running Total Hours Remaining Miles Flown
06/12/13DAWN 2013 ICF#1Check3.13.121.9
06/14/13DAWN 2013 R-1Science2.15.219.8
06/21/13DAWN 2013 R-2Science27.217.8
06/24/13DAWN 2013 R-3Science2.49.615.4
06/26/13DAWN 2013 R-4Science2.311.913.1
06/28/13DAWN 2013 R-5Science2.514.410.6
07/09/13DAWN 2013 R-6Science3.217.67.4
07/10/13DAWN 2013 R-7Science219.65.4
07/17/13DAWN 2013 R-8Science2.321.93.1
07/23/13DAWN 2013 R-9Science223.91.1

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